If you observe this startling picture you will notice various things. I don't even understand all that the artist intended as he has made several statements with this picture.
However, what stands out to me the most is the left arm of the man shooting up. If you look carefully, you will see that it is actually Jesus' arm that is receiving the drug.
There is an important concept to be learned here. Did you know that what you do to yourself, you do to Jesus? If you think this is a goofy idea, know that it is true. Paul stated, "Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!"
Do you abuse your body? Do you abuse alcohol and/or other drugs? Then you're causing Jesus to abuse his body.
Do you engage in sexual sin? Do you let your mind wander into lust? Then you're causing Jesus to sin sexually.
Does your mind ruminate on hateful thoughts? Then you're causing Jesus to hate.
This concept is also consistent with David's statement to God, "Against you and you only have I sinned..." All of our sin, is ultimately sin against God.
Understanding this concept is important in conquering addictions and compulsions. Pray, asking God to show you that when you sin, you are sinning against Him and involving Jesus in your sin. Ask God to have His Holy Spirit prompt you, when you start entertaining sinful thoughts, to remember that you will be sinning against Him and involving Jesus in sinfulness.
BE A MAN